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JMBM’s Hotel Lawyers Post 500th Blog

9 October 2012

JMBM’s Hotel Lawyers Post 500th Blog and Hotel Law Blog are resources for hotel owners and lenders

LOS ANGELES — October 8, 2012. Jim Butler, Chairman of the Global Hospitality Group® at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) announced today that the Group posted its 500th blog on the Hotel Law Blog.

Launched in 2006 for hotel owners, developers, investors and lenders

Jim Butler founded and launched HotelLawBlog in 2006 — the first of its kind to focus solely on hotel law. It was designed particularly for the needs of hotel owners, developers, investors and lenders. Through the blog, JMBM’s hotel lawyers offer legal and business perspectives about trends in the hospitality industry, challenges in hotel operations, and insights on other important industry issues.

“The Hotel Law Blog is a rich source of information for hotel owners, developers, investors and lenders — important stakeholders in the hospitality industry that are frequently at a disadvantage when negotiating with the big hotel brands and their legions of lawyers,” said Jim Butler, Chairman of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group®. “Information can be a great leveler, and we are pleased to be at the forefront of leveling the playing field for our friends in the industry.”

500 Articles and Key Observations

Readers will find 500 articles on the blog that cover critical issues that keep hoteliers up at night such as helping developers structure their projects to get EB-5 financing, defending owners against the flood of ADA litigation and DOJ investigations, helping owners get great operators and management agreements they can live with, and dealing with unions and labor issues in the current environment.

The portal for the hotel industry

The Hotel Law Blog is accessed through, a comprehensive resource for the hospitality industry that was launched earlier this year. On, readers will find

Go to and scroll down on the Home Page (or any page). On the right hand side in red font, you will see a list of subjects covered by the Blog’s 500 articles and the practice areas of the Global Hospitality Group®.

“We invite you to read our brochure and see how we have helped clients with more than $87 billion in hotel transactions, involving more than 3,900 properties located around the globe,” said Butler. “We also invite you to subscribe to the Hotel Law Blog. The blog, the handbooks, and all the great resources on are free to readers.”

About JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group®

The hospitality attorneys in the Global Hospitality Group® of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell comprise the premier hospitality practice in a full-service law firm, and the most experienced legal and advisory team in the industry. Our team of seasoned hotel lawyers are aggressive and passionate advocates for owners and lenders.

Jim Butler
Our Perspective. We represent hotel lenders, owners and investors. We have helped our clients find business and legal solutions for more than $125 billion of hotel transactions, involving more than 4,700 properties all over the world. For more information, please contact Jim Butler at or +1 (310) 201-3526.

Jim Butler is a founding partner of JMBM, and Chairman of its Global Hospitality Group® and Chinese Investment Group®. Jim is one of the top hospitality attorneys in the world. GOOGLE “hotel lawyer” and you will see why.

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